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Practical Rock Mechanics


Steve Hencher
September 18, 2015

An Ideal Source for Geologists and Others with Little Background in Engineering or Mechanics Practical Rock Mechanics provides an introduction for graduate students as well as a reference guide for practicing engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers. The book considers fundamental geologic...

Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition


Tianjian Ji, Adrian J. Bell, Brian R. Ellis
December 22, 2015

Understanding and Using Structural Concepts, Second Edition provides numerous demonstrations using physical models and practical examples. A significant amount of material, not found in current textbooks, is included to enhance the understanding of structural concepts and stimulate interest in learn...

Urban Flood Mitigation and Stormwater Management

James C Y Guo
May 12, 2017

Effective urban drainage to manage stormwater and control flooding depends on good engineering, especially when an environmentally sustainable approach is being applied. This new text focuses on green methods and modelling techniques. It covers the principles of hydrology and drainage,...

Dynamical Systems-Based Soil Mechanics

Paul Joseph
April 24, 2017

This book is a short yet rigorous course on a new paradigm in soil mechanics, one that holds that soil deformation occurs as a simple friction-based Poisson process in which soil particles move to their final position at random shear strains. It originates from work by Casagrande’s soil mechanics...

Structural Wood Design – ASD/LRFD, 2nd ed

Abi Aghayere, Jason Vigil
April 21, 2017

This text provides a concise and practical guide to timber design, using both the Allowable Stress Design and the Load and Resistance Factor Design methods. It suits students in civil, structural, and construction engineering programs as well as engineering technology and architecture programs, and...

Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Andrew Braham
April 05, 2017

This book will provide a foundation to understand the development of sustainability in civil engineering, and tools to address the three pillars of sustainability: economics, environment, and society. It will also include case studies in the four major areas of civil engineering: environmental,...

Design of Prestressed Concrete to Eurocode 2, Second Edition

Raymond Ian Gilbert, Neil Colin Mickleborough, Gianluca Ranzi
January 30, 2017

The design of structures in general, and prestressed concrete structures in particular, requires considerably more information than is contained in building codes. A sound understanding of structural behaviour at all stages of loading is essential. This textbook presents a detailed description and...

Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

Robert E. Parkin
December 29, 2016

This book presents techniques for building and optimizing structures with integrated solar energy systems. It describes active solar systems such as photovoltaics and parabolic concentrators as well as passive solar systems and covers optimal materials to use, daylighting, shading, solar blinds,...

Practical Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Third Edition

Melvyn Kay
December 15, 2016

Water is now at the centre of world attention as never before and more professionals from all walks of life are engaging in careers linked to water – in public water supply and waste treatment, agriculture, irrigation, energy, environment, amenity management, and sustainable development. This book...

Steel Structures: Practical Design Studies, Fourth Edition

Hassan Al Nageim
December 09, 2016

The fourth edition of this popular steel structures book contains references to both Eurocodes and British Standards. All the material has been updated where necessary, and new and revised worked examples are included. Sections on the meaning, the purpose and limits of structural design,...

Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings: A Guide for Practicing Engineers and Students

Dominick R. Pilla
December 01, 2016

This overview of the analysis and design of buildings runs from basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. It presents a variety of approaches and methodologies while featuring...

Engineering Economics

J. K. Yates
November 22, 2016

This book provides a straightforward approach to explaining engineering economics that is appropriate for members of all of the major engineering disciplines. It includes real world engineering economic analysis examples, and provides the basic knowledge required for engineers to be able to perform...

The Finite Element Method for Boundary Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations

Karan S. Surana, J. N. Reddy
November 02, 2016

Written by two well-respected experts in the field, The Finite Element Method for Boundary Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations bridges the gap between applied mathematics and application-oriented computational studies using FEM. Mathematically rigorous, the FEM is presented as a method of...

Introduction to Environmental Geotechnology, Second Edition

Hsai-Yang Fang, Ronald C. Chaney
October 06, 2016

This new edition of a bestseller presents updated technology advances that have occurred since publication of the first edition. It increases the utility and scope of the content through numerous case studies and examples and an entirely new set of problems and solutions. The book also has an...